Finally this first half of the year has come to an end :) My last assessments for these subjects were on Thursday 16th of June and I am on my winter holidays before my final semester of uni!
In my negotiated study I started with the plan to investigate portrait photography and creative ways to take photos of people. I experimented with different elements where I set it up to look unplanned as well as set up a studio for some very deliberate poses. With experimentation I found new ways of taking photos of people and played with some experimental ways of taking self portraits. Through my experimentation I moved from my original plan to explore the possibilities of portrait photography to an experimental way of expressing myself. I have played with ideas of memory and the condition of the mind with focus and long exposure experiments. These final images show how I like to think of myself as a calm confident woman but inside I am anxious and confused about everything in life.
In Photography Specialisation B my experiments have been focused on the strangeness of dreams and impossibilities as I have been increasingly interested in surrealism. From the beginning of this semester where I started with the illusion of the impossible I have moved on to montages challenging the limits of strangeness while still maintaining an element of normality. Like dreams, which are strange but somehow still appear normal at the time, I try to keep an idea of reality through landscape, horizon and story elements.
March 2011, 'Wet Wonder'
March 2011, 'Am I Falling the Right Way?'
April 2011, '2 Tangible-D'
April 2011, 'My Happy Place'
April 2011, 'Battle at Dragon Rock'
April 2011, 'My Magic Scarf'
April 2011, 'Night Land'
June 2011, 'Melding of Dreams'
Now with this semester down I only have one to go which is exciting and scary at the same time. If you want to know what I plan for next year I'll answer you now, "I have no idea."
Enjoy my art :)